With regards to Paper 2, I submitted it today, this morning.
This afternoon I recived the following response:
Dear Dr. Saunders,
Thanks for your response.
Please note that special submissions are papers submitted for special issued or thematic series.
The below are the following Thematic Series.
1.Special Issue on Medical Robotics
2.Special Issue on Micro-/Nanorobotics
3.Advancement in Robotics and Bioinspiration
However, if your manuscript for regular submission we may now proceed with the peer review process.
I look forward to receiving your response.
Good enough for you? It is for me!!